My Rambling Intro:
Wow! I never thought I would get this far. It has been such a journey for me to be able to be here, where I am introducing myself in my own blogpost (!) for a MOOC. My name is Jas and I am a newbie, a newbie to technology use in my classroom that is. That almost sounds like a confession to my own ears, but it is the truth. Just four short months ago, I did not have a website for my classroom to communicate with parents. I attended one workshop in August at Hillcrest Elementary which turned my teaching upside down. I was introduced to this wonderful world of educators and new ideas on Twitter. Now Twitter just introduced me to ETMOOC just last night. At that time I wondered to myself, "What the heck is a MOOC?" After a quick search on the topic, I knew I had to be part of ETMOOC and learn from other educators. So here I am, posting an introduction to my very own blog!
My Short and Sweet Intro:
I am an elementary school teacher who job shares in two classes. Most of my week is spent with a wonderful class of Grade 6 students and on my Fridays I am with an energetic Kindergarten class. I take care of two classes at school, two rambunctious boys at home and I love learning new things and meeting new people.
I look forward to an interesting learning journey through ETMOOC. I see the list of things I need to accomplish to be a part of this learning community and I am trying to check all the boxes to complete all of the tasks. They seem daunting and I feel like I face a steep learning curve but I am excited as well. I have already missed the Welcome and Orientation and will be teaching during the repeat session, but I hope to catch up soon.
Deep breath. I can do it.